“Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, the offspring of David, as preached in my gospel, for which I am suffering, bound with chains as a criminal. But the word of God is not bound!” 2 Timothy 2:8-9 -> me: I have been pondering over these 2 verses for the last two days. First while I was on the plane here to Virginia and now here in my hotel room before a stressful week. For Paul, the resurrection is the most prominent Christian truth because it guarantees all other aspects of the work of Christ. Then Paul talks about his own situation and suffering in the name of the risen One. Paul might be chained, but the Word of God is not. In Pastor Steve message today about the Holy Spirit in us, he taught about the power of God in and through His word. The Holy Spirit is the reason that you can read the same passage hundreds of times but then there is the one time where you are so caught of guard by a meaning reveled to you at that moment…and you back away thinking, “why has this never resonated with me in this way?” Because the Holy Spirit is at work in you through His Word…and His Word is every where, being propagated by you and me and, hopefully, every other born again Christian out there. Heed Pastor Steve’s call today to share your testimony with someone this week. I am praying that the Lord would divinely set that appointment for me.